7.5/10
385
7 user 6 critic

The Novena (2005)

La neuvaine (original title)
The faith of a caring physician and an unquestioningly religious youth is shaken to the core when the pair is inexplicably brought together.

Director:

Bernard Émond

Writer:

Bernard Émond
Reviews
4 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Legacy (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Dr. Rainville, an aging country doctor with a deep attachment to his patients, is about to retire and is looking for a successor. Jeanne Dion, an emergency room doctor from Montreal, agrees... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Émond
Stars: Annie Ayotte, Lucille Baril, Mélanie Bastien-Ouimet
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Covered in blood, Réjeanne Poulin is in a near comatose state as she, a suspect, is being questioned by the police into the death of her husband, Gilles Dubuc, whose gunshot dead body was ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Émond
Stars: Guylaine Tremblay, Guy Jodoin, Gildor Roy
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A recent widow living in a small Quebec town goes to Montreal to visit her busy adult son and daughter, and then on a whim decides to travel to the town of her childhood, where she hadn't set foot in decades.

Director: Bernard Émond
Stars: Élise Guilbault, Amena Ahmad, Marie Bernier
Eldorado (1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

It's summer and it's hot in Montreal, and we meet many people: Rita, the nice homeless girl, who moves to Roxan's house; Henriette, who falls in love with her neighbour, Lloyd, the ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Binamé
Stars: Pascale Bussières, Robert Brouillette, James Hyndman
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A surgeon taking care of third degree-burns, married to an intelligent and sensitive wife, father of an obedient child, a skillful handyman, an excellent cook, Louis lives in a perfect ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Morin
Stars: Christian Bégin, Sandra Dumaresq, William Monette
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Un groupe de voisins habitant un immeuble situé dans un quartier populaire de Montréal se réunissent pour fêter Polo, le tenancier. Angle Saint-Denis et Rachel, la plus belle terrasse de ... See full summary »

Director: André Forcier
Stars: Jean Lapointe, Jean Pierre Bergeron, Sophie Clément
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

This is the story of Gerard, a man who miraculously survived an explosion that destroyed his apartment and killed a lot of people. During the next few days he tries to find out why he survived and others died.

Director: Bernard Émond
Stars: Luc Picard, Diane Lavallée, Zhenhu Han
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A girl (16) regularly fakes distress along the highway so she can rob good Samaritans who pick her up. One day, a man dies by mistake by her side. A fragile friendship will then slowly develop between her and the unsuspecting widowed wife.

Director: Sébastien Rose
Stars: Clémence Dufresne-Deslières, Sophie Lorain, Sébastien Ricard
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

While her parents are away, a young woman and her friend are hanging out for the summer, and are joined by her brother and his bandmates.

Director: Stéphane Lafleur
Stars: Julianne Côté, Pierre-Luc Lafontaine, Luc Senay
Les Plouffe (1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The lives of the average Quebecois Plouffe family during the final years of the depression and through World War II.

Director: Gilles Carle
Stars: Gabriel Arcand, Rémi Laurent, Pierre Curzi
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The lives of four people intertwine after the disappearance of a man who wanders into the forest.

Director: Stéphane Lafleur
Stars: Marie-Ginette Guay, Gilbert Sicotte, Fanny Mallette
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Josh is an ordinary teen living in an ordinary suburb, wedged between the high school, the mine and the skate park. One morning, he finds his friend Thomas's dead body. Next, he discovers ... See full summary »

Director: Yves Christian Fournier
Stars: Maxime Dumontier, Chloé Bourgeois, Maxime Bessette
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Élise Guilbault ... Jeanne
Patrick Drolet ... François
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marie-Josée Bastien Marie-Josée Bastien ... Bénévole refuge
Claude Binet Claude Binet ... M. Tremblay
Luc Bourgeois ... Urgentologue
Lise Castonguay Lise Castonguay ... Thérèse
Richard Champagne Richard Champagne ... Agent de sécurité
Pierre Collin ... Prêtre confident
Benoît Dagenais ... Docteur Langlais
Stéphane Demers ... Mari de Lise
Raoul Desmeules Raoul Desmeules ... Un aide
Muriel Dutil ... Mère de Jeanne
Denise Gagnon ... Grand-mère
Amélie Grenier ... Femme du refuge
Éveline Gélinas Éveline Gélinas ... Jeune mère qui témoigne
Edit

Storyline

The faith of a caring physician and an unquestioningly religious youth is shaken to the core when the pair is inexplicably brought together.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

August 2005 (Switzerland) See more »

Also Known As:

A Novena See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

CAD 3,100,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The theme of this movie his faith.
13 September 2005 | by pavillon10See all my reviews

La Neuvaine won 3 awards in Italy last august, including a well deserve acting award for Patrick Drolet. Elyse Guilbault should have won also. Very slow pace movie. We witness the meeting of a religious young man and a woman doctor who does not believe in God. She wants to commit suicide, he wants his grand-mother to survive her terminal illness. The acting is superb. A well written script and a beautiful cinematography help us not to forget a thought provoking film. I went to see the film with friends and we talked about it at least an hour long after the viewing. I hope it gets the recognition it deserves in Canada, the States and the world.


7 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed